April 26, 2005

Tale of Two Cities (Denver, Actually)

A quick conversation, over dinner...

Me: So, what's the theme tonight?
Beth: What? What're you talking about?
Me: Tonight. Its the night of extremely high quality television.
Beth: Oh, that's right. Isn't it about time to roll out the washed up celebrities?
Me: I'd forgotten about that.
Beth: Oooh, Bob Denver! They could all sing Bob Denver songs!
Me: ...
Beth: Why are you looking at me like that?
Me: ...
Beth: What?
Me: Bob Denver is Gilligan.
Beth: Yeah.
Me: Do you mean John Denver?
Beth: Oh.
Me: Bob Denver...Little Buddy. John Denver...Rocky Mountain high country-boy.
Beth: I always kinda thought they were the same person.
Me: Nope. John Denver's dead so Bob's going to be vastly more entertaining.
Beth: They could all just sing the Gilligan's Island theme.
Me: Better than some of the crap they've been singing lately.

For future reference. Bob and John...

Posted by Chris at April 26, 2005 07:52 PM

Dude, SCRUBS is on!

Posted by: alektra at April 26, 2005 09:04 PM

They look an awful lot alike.

Posted by: Mrs Cactus at April 26, 2005 09:26 PM

oh no... mrs. cactus!! they are not the same.. although they both do have a goofy boyish charm. bob lived on an island, john talked to god. bob wore a red shirt, john wore round wire rim glasses and bowl cut. bob was the best friend to skipper, john was best friends with the muppets.

quick, get some cakes on the griddle!

Posted by: jodi at April 26, 2005 09:57 PM

I used to get Bob Goldthwaite and Denver Pyle (Uncle Jessie from "The Dukes of Hazzard") confused.

Posted by: Jason at April 26, 2005 11:45 PM

Oh wow thanks for clearing that up lol!!!

Posted by: Nina at April 27, 2005 12:39 AM

Seriously?? They aren't the same person?

Posted by: Nicole at April 27, 2005 05:22 AM

am i the only one who had a crush on Gilligan growing up?

Posted by: monique at April 27, 2005 10:06 AM

TOTALLY the same person.

Posted by: Dawnie at April 27, 2005 10:20 AM

I remember listening to John Denver when I was a kid. As for Bob "Gilligan" Denver...he always reminded me of a monkey...

I wonder, is the Professor still alive?

Posted by: Milly at April 27, 2005 10:27 AM

The ships set ground on the shore of this Rocky Mountain High...Colorado. :)

Posted by: Sue at April 27, 2005 11:10 AM

Heeee, preggo brain, always place the blame on preggo brain.

And on a related note, I met Bob Denver on a Gilligan gambling cruise about 10 yrs ago. And MaryAnn....

Posted by: A.K. at April 27, 2005 11:12 AM

Hey, I used to get 'em mixed up too.....

**The only card games I know how ot olay are Old Maid and Strip Poker and I ALWAYS get 'em mixed up!**

Posted by: ::c:: at April 27, 2005 11:36 AM

Well, at least COnstantine isnt wearing makeup anymore. He didnt sound great last night... He should have switched songs with Bo Bice and done the Gavin Degraw song. That would have been much better for his range.
I didnt catch the Bob Denver reference until you corrected her...oh well...

Posted by: alfredsmom at April 27, 2005 12:18 PM

the show stunk last night, ick..those idols better start workin it, cuz they are losin my interest!!!

Posted by: lizabetty at April 27, 2005 03:44 PM

How would one go about obtaining a Beth? I want one to keep me companying around the house; you know for general amusement :)

Posted by: Amber at April 27, 2005 05:58 PM

Hey, didn't Bob Denver do a guest voice on the Simpsons when Homer joined the Navy Reserve???

Posted by: Melody at April 27, 2005 09:51 PM